Here is the most memorable citrus beverage that I have ever tasted, packed with flavour, and, I have to say, also the most thirst quenching drink I have ever tasted in my life. Ideal for the summer months, and kids just love it too, what could be better ? Feast your eyes, and enjoy the chill and delight of nature’s fruits here, all in one drink – great to share with family and friends, and looks rather impressive too. We shared this with friends last weekend, accompanied by a full vegan brunch, which lasted till 2am, yes – a delightful full day indeed !!! I have only one confession to make – it was too good to be true, so I therefore had to make another lot. Just as well I had the energy to make more – must have been something in the drink !
Serves 3 to 4 people, depending on glass size, and the amount of ice used.
the juices of 1 pink grapefruit, 1 lemon, 1 lime & 2 oranges
2 thin slices of citrus from each of the fruits (so be sure to wash the fruit thoroughly first)
a few fresh mint leaves
½ cinnamon stick
2½ cups very chilled water
2 -3 Tbsp agave nectar, or maple syrup if you prefer (it needs it)
¼ cup boiling water
- Place the agave (or maple syrup) in a small jug, and mix with the boiling water until it melts, stirring all the time. Place the cinnamon stick in there too, and allow it to stand for a couple of minutes.
- Now pour the citrus juices in a glass jug, add the remaining ingredients, and, using a couple of chopsticks, mix. Taste for sweetness at this point, if you need to add a dollop more of sweet syrup do so at this point, then stir again.
- Add the ice, the citrus slices and gently stir the liquid with your sticks, and serve after 2 to 3 minutes, so that it is super chilled. Enjoy !!!
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